Mass Effect Legendary Edition Important Changes You Need to Know

Mass Effect Legendary Edition
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a little more than a month away, and this remaster of the original trilogy will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 14. Its developer, BioWare, recently detailed the changes that you can expect from this new version of the games.

Mass Effect 1 is the first and the oldest in the series, and that’s why it needed the most change. In the remastered version, Shepard will be able to sprint out of combat. You will also not melee automatically whenever an enemy is nearby. And when you get to melee, a dedicated button is now available.

Every enemy will have headshot damage and weapons will cool down faster. You can also equip any weapon you want irrespective of the selected class. However, specializations can’t be used outside their class. All other important changes to Mass Effect 1 gameplay are mentioned below.

Changes to Mass Effect 1 Gameplay

  • Weapon accuracy and handling have been significantly improved:
    • Reticle bloom is more controlled.
    • Weapon sway removed from sniper rifles.
    • Aiming down sights/tight aim camera view has been improved.
    • Improved aim-assist for target acquisition.
  • Ammo mods (Anti-Organic, Anti-Synthetic, etc.) can now drop throughout the whole game:
    • Previously, these stopped dropping at higher player levels.
    • They are now also available to purchase from merchants.
  • Medi-gel usage has been improved:
    • Base cooldown reduced.
    • Leveling benefits increased.
    • Increased Liara’s bonus to cooldowns.
  • Inventory management improvements:
    • Items can now be flagged as “Junk.”
    • All Junk items can be converted into Omni-gel or sold to merchants at once.
    • Inventory and stores now have sorting functionality.
  • Some abilities have been rebalanced.
  • Weapon powers (i.e., those that are unlocked on each weapon type’s skill tree) have been improved:
    • Effectiveness/strength is increased (duration reduced in some cases).
    • Heat now resets on power activation.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition brings changes as well in Mass Effect 2 and 3. Cool features like a unified game launcher and common character creation have been introduced. You can read these features and more on the official site.

Be sure to check out the official system requirements of the game if you plan to play the trilogy on PC.

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